Regras da arte da pintura, com breves reflexões criticas sobre os caracteres distinctivos de... Regras da arte da pintura, com breves reflexões criticas sobre os caracteres distinctivos de... Regras da arte da pintura, com breves reflexões criticas sobre os caracteres distinctivos de...

Regras da arte da pintura, com breves reflexões criticas sobre os caracteres distinctivos de suas escolas, vidas, e quadros de seus mais celebres professores. Escritas na lingoa italiana . [translated by] José da Cunha Taborda . accresce memoria dos mais famosos pintores portuguezes, e dos melhores quadros seus que escrevia o traductor.

PRUNETTI, Michelangelo. José da Cunha Taborda, translator and editor.

Published by Lisbon, na Impressão Regia, 1815., 1815
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4°, contemporary mottled sheep (upper outer joint cracked, some scraping to boards and other wear), flat spine with gilt fillets and crimson leather lettering piece, title in gilt letter, marbled endleaves (front free endleaf gone), text block edges stained yellow. Engraved vignette of putti painting the royal arms of Portugal on the title-page. Light foxing on first and last few leaves, otherwise clean and crisp. Overall in very good condition. Early signature on half-title. xxii, (1), (1 blank), 272, (2) pp. *** First edition in Portuguese, and first edition in any language of Taborda's valuable biographical dictionary of Portuguese painters. Prunetti's Saggio pittorico . was originally published in Rome, 1786, with a second edition following in 1818 and a third in 1922.The first half of the book includes the detailed rules of artistic composition, color selection, and technique advocated by Prunetti; brief biographies of European painters of the thirteenth through the eighteenth centuries, arranged by school; and a summary of important paintings to be found in Roman churches and palaces. The second half of the book (pp. 141-258) consists of Taborda's Memoria dos mais famosos pintores portuguezes. The 96 biographical entries - some extending to several pages in length - begin with the early fifteenth-century painter Álvaro de Pedro and continue chronologically to the early nineteenth century. Taborda provides a wealth of biographical information, much of it taken from archival sources, often with precise volume and page references. This is supplemented by notes of works painted (with their locations at the time) and buildings decorated. Many of the artists were women. Appended is a useful glossary of Portuguese art terms.José da Cunha Taborda (1766-1836) studied painting and architecture in Lisbon and Rome, returning to Lisbon in 1796 as professor of the newly established painting school. Appointed pintor régio in 1803, with an annual pension of 700.000 réis, Taborda's work adorns the Real Palácio da Ajuda. Taborda also translated a story from Boccaccio's Decameron, published under the title Nathan e Mitridates by the Impressão Regia in 1816.The title page vignette was drawn by Taborda and engraved by Domingos José da Silva. A reprint of this edition appeared in Coimbra, 1922.*** Innocêncio IV, 302: calling for only 272 pp. Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal 3201. Not in Palha. On Taborda see Pamplona, Dicionário de pintores e escultores portugueses V, 265-6 and Grande enciclopédia XXX, 493-4. Porbase locates two copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats British Library and adds Victoria & Albert. NUC: DLC. Bookseller Inventory # 23214

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Title: Regras da arte da pintura, com breves ...

Publisher: Lisbon, na Impressão Regia, 1815.

Publication Date: 1815

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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